Sunday Bulletin 1/14/24

Bulletin as of January 13 2024


Saturday, Jan 13  –  Saturday after Theophany         

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Jan 14  –  Sunday of Zaccheus

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Jan 15  –  Paul and John, Venerables          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

5:30 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

Wednesday, Jan 17  –  Anthony the Great, Venerable     

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Jan 20  –  Euthymius the Great, Venerable         

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Jan 21  –  Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

*Add first names to this prayer service by emailing


St. Mary’s: Sundays 8:45 AM or by appointment

Santa Paula: Saturdays 4:15 PM or by appointment


(Please resubmit or submit names to

The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirley Kunze, Michael Mina, Peter Mina, Fr. John Mina, Mila Mina, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Shannon O’Neill, Fern Bonowicz, Carolina Chirdon, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $3,797.00; Santa Paula: $790.00; Online: $455.00; Candles: $39.94; Church Improvements: $240.00; Christmas: $200.00; Initial Offering: $15.00; Holydays: $120.00

Total: $5,655.94 / Attendance – PSM: 74     SPO: 53  


12/24/23 Total: $3,018.50

12/31/23 Total: $5,743.00


Anthony the Great (Jan. 17)

…the devil, who hates and envies what is good, could not endure to see such a resolution in a youth, but endeavored to carry out against him what he had been wont to effect against others. First of all he tried to lead him away from the discipline, whispering to him the remembrance of his wealth, care for his sister, claims of kindred, love of money, love of glory, the various pleasures of the table and the other relaxations of life, and at last the difficulty of virtue and the labour of it; he suggested also the infirmity of the body and the length of the time. In a word he raised in his mind a great dust of debate, wishing to debar him from his settled purpose. But when the enemy saw himself to be too weak for Antony’s determination, and that he rather was conquered by the other’s firmness, overthrown by his great faith and falling through his constant prayers, then at length putting his trust in the weapons which are ‘in the navel of his belly’ and boasting in them — for they are his first snare for the young — he attacked the young man, disturbing him by night and harassing him by day, so that even the onlookers saw the struggle which was going on between them. The one would suggest foul thoughts and the other counter them with prayers: the one fire him with lust, the other, as one who seemed to blush, fortify his body with faith, prayers, and fasting…All this was a source of shame to his foe. For he, deeming himself like God, was now mocked by a young man; and he who boasted himself against flesh and blood was being put to flight by a man in the flesh. For the Lord was working with Antony — the Lord who for our sake took flesh and gave the body victory over the devil, so that all who truly fight can say ‘not I but the grace of God which was with me.’ (1 Corinthians 15:10)

-From the “Life of Anthony” by Athanasius.  (


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Saturday, January 13 –

  • 11:00 AM